Am Topical Am Written by leading Japanese, America, and European scholars Am Based on proceedings of prestigious international conference Japan is now the world's largest producer of cars but it only began to catch up with its competitors after World War II by studying and modifying the Ford system of mass production implemented first in the USA in the early part of the century. Other countries have also developed the system in their own ways with varying degrees of success. The papers in this volume will examine and compare the experiences of different countries in modifying the Ford system, and the impact of the `quality control movement' and lean production in Japan.The observed development of Volvo and Scania-Vabis is the result of a patient process of trial and error and the adoption, modification, and elaboration of ideas borrowed from abroad. In the Volvo case a large number of Swedes withanbsp;...
|Author||:||Haruhito Shiomi, Kazuo Wada|
|Publisher||:||Oxford University Press, USA - 1995|